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Finances & Divorce

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Steps to Take When Preparing for Divorce

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

How to Plan for a Divorce Are you wondering what to do to prepare for divorce? Aside from the issue of custody, most divorces revolve around financial...

How to Financially Prepare for a Divorce

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

How to prepare for a divorce for a woman Aside from the issue of custody, divorces revolve around financial security.  The key financial parts of a divorce...

Who Gets the Stimulus Check?

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Covid-19 has ravaged nations worldwide. Nearly three million people have died, and over 100 million have gotten ill due to the coronavirus. In the United...

Pension Rights After Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

When spouses divorce, the primary economic focus is on the marital home, the bank accounts of each spouse, their vehicles, and their personal possessions. The...

Proving Financial Abuse in Divorce

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Often, one spouse tries to use his/her financial advantage to force a more favorable divorce settlement. For example, a professional who earns a high income...

Rehabilitative Alimony

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

In New Jersey, there are actually different types of alimony that are used for different circumstances. When a marriage lasts for at least 20 years, open...

DIVIDING ASSETS IN DIVORCE

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In the divorce world, the law in New Jersey calls the process of splitting assets and debts equitable distribution. There is a 3-step process for dividing...

PROTECTING INHERITANCE FROM DIVORCE

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Are inheritances protected in divorce? Is my inheritance protected in divorce? How do I go about protecting inheritance in divorce? Can your spouse take your...

Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Many same-sex couples ask us to explain how same sex spousal alimony works in New Jersey. They want to know whether the rules about how much same sex spousal...

Is It Time to Reassess Your Financial Goals?

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Written by guest writer, Claudia E. Mott, CFP®, CDFA™, Epona Financial Solutions The Coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity to review your...

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Closing a Business During a Divorce

In New Jersey, the businesses of the spouses are equitably divided when they divorce - if the businesses are marital property. Any business that was started after the spouse married is likely to be considered marital property. If you own a business before you marry, the increase in value of the...

October 20, 2021 Read More

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Signs You Are Ready For Divorce

It’s not easy admitting that your marriage is over. It’s not easy making the decision to move forward. Many times though, staying in a loveless marriage or a marriage where you and your spouse have moved in different directions isn’t an option. So, how do you know when you are ready for a...

September 2, 2021 Read More

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Parenting Plan Modification

Parents can’t relax just because they have a custody order and a well-crafted parenting plan. Circumstances often change. The children develop new needs. Divorced spouses develop new relationships. Changes to an existing parenting plan may be necessary. Parents can agree to a parenting plan...

July 20, 2021 Read More

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